Man blamed separation anxiety for his dog's skeletal body

Florida man claimed dog’s skeletal body on separation anxiety

A Florida man, who has been arrested for animal cruelty, has blamed separation anxiety for his dog’s skeletal condition. According to Monday’s publication of My Statesman, police in West Palm Beach discovered the emaciated dog at the home of 28-year-old Christopher Adam Perez while they were investigating the death of the man’s nine-month-old baby.

When the authorities were at Perez’s home on the 1100 block of Handy Oak Circle,  an emaciated boxer named “Athena,” was discovered locked in a urine and feces filled crate. The dog’s white paws were stained from the waste which she was forced to live in.

As reported by the Palm Beach Post, Perez advised officers that Athena refused to eat, because of separation anxiety, when he would leave for work. Perez’s claim failed to hold water after he relinquished custody and Athena ate “voraciously” and gained 15 pounds in a short period of time outside of her former owner’s “care.”

Records indicate that someone had complained to animal control months earlier about Perez and his wife keeping a dog “all day” in a small crate. Perez was arrested last week on animal cruelty charges, but he has already been released after posting bond.

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20 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    Through both of the Perez maggots in jail – interesting, they abused and neglected Athena, AND they have a dead nine month old baby – what a couple of hunks of sewer slime – they probably treated the kid as poorly as the dog – prison time awaits these two.

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    • Kelly Johnson says:

      I can’t agree with you and everyone else more,& with a murdered baby also?how is there any Bail to make in the first place?????????

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  2. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Condamner sévèrement ces monstres en les utilisant comme cobayes dans les laboratoires de recherches pour ne plus utiliser les animaux. Là, ils réfléchiront avant de faire souffrir une autre âme innocente.

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  3. Patty says:

    WHY didn’t animal control investigate MONTHS ago when they were notified about the dog ??? !!!! It would have saved additional months of suffering on the dog and the baby may still be alive ….. LOCK HIM UP AND THROW THE KEY AWAY … also don’t feed his fat ignorant face !!!

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  4. Darla says:

    My God, there are so many things here that are wrong. A 9-month-old baby is dead and a dog is almost dead. Did this sick MF and his wife not feed either the dog or the child? Why the hell didn’t animal control follow up when it was reported that poor Athena was locked in a small crate all day? If they had, perhaps they would have discovered what was going on with the baby at that time, too, and notified child services. That child might be alive today if they had.

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  5. Kathleen Drude says:

    This is disgusting! When the first complaint was made this poor dog should have been rescued! It is beyond me how this situation was known and no one came to help this dog! I’m glad that this has a happy ending! The piece of garbage and his wife can never own any other animals!

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  6. SLV says:

    I really feel that some of these cruel, heartless idiot “owners” need the same thing done to them. I just don’t think they will “get it” any other way. Idiots!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Hope thé Little dog are rescued and get a New careful Home ???????????????????????? Put the man and hus wife in jail för long time !!!!

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  8. linda says:

    Whoa were we not explained about the death of his nine month old baby. Something is obviously wrong with this family…..a dead baby and a neglected dog.

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